Going to sangomas

Q: I am a black South African born Muslim. I have a problem with my mother. She goes to those sangoma (witchcraft) ladies and this lady has led her to believe that we are out to kill her. She sprinkles the house with the water of that woman. Recently she went to fetch my late brother and her late fathers sand from the grave yard which she took to that lady then brought back home and she kept my brothers sand in her room and her fathers in my room as if that was not enough she has now started saying I am bewitching her. I don’t understand, we don’t have any valuables that she can say I can bewitch for so my fears are the last time she started like this with my brother he passed away. I am worried mostly because I am a single mother of three children so I am working Monday to Saturday so my Imaan and Salaah are not strong enough and Allah forbid something happens to me what will my 3 girls become of them please help me with advice and as many duas as possible that Allah spares me till my children are big enough to look after each other and themselves. I am all they have got please help me. I’m so confused and afraid. It’s like I have no peace.


A: May Allah Ta`ala ease your plight. Recite Aayatul Kursi, Surah Falaq and Surah Naas after every salaah and engage in some zikr in the mornings and evenings with your children for at least five minutes, and five minutes for durood shareef and istighfaar and thereafter engage in du`aa with them. Read out the Fazaa’il-e-A`maal to them at least once in the day. May Allah Ta`ala protect you and your children.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)